Fire Eyes

Fire Eyes

Adam Bender

Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Western

For years, underground street artist Ignatius has dodged surveillance cameras to spray-paint a dissident symbol: a dark visage with fiery eyes. Dissatisfied with his impact on the totalitarian country he calls home, Iggy sets his sights on tagging the most important government building in the nation. But will the soldiers of the Guard let him get away with it?For years, underground street artist Ignatius has dodged surveillance cameras to spray-paint a dissident symbol: a dark visage with fiery eyes. Dissatisfied with his impact on the totalitarian country he calls home, Iggy sets his sights on tagging the most important government building in the nation. But will the soldiers of the Guard let him get away with it?"Fire Eyes" takes place in a dystopia where the government conducts mass surveillance and keeps a Watched list of its own citizens. The Church has become as powerful as the State, and people who resist are called Heretics and face execution. As a short story set before the events of the novels We, The Watched and Divided We Fall, "Fire Eyes" both makes a great entry point for new readers and provides new perspective to fans of Adam Bender's acclaimed books. Like his novels, this short story by Adam Bender exposes a current political issue in an exciting speculative fiction adventure, carrying on the tradition of dystopian classics 1984 by George Orwell and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, as well as more recent blockbuster novels like The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.This eBook includes a free sample of We, The Watched, the celebrated debut novel by Adam Bender.
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Invasion Day

Invasion Day

Adam Bender

Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Western

On his tenth birthday, a boy living on the moon asks his grandpa about the blue planet glowing in the forever-night sky, and why they live the way they do. A short story by the author of We, The Watched.A woman is kidnapped off the streets of NYC, a terrible thing on any day, but this is the beginning of the awakening of the Avatar. Or is he? John Fleuric, a software creator, becomes the center of attention of all involved when power, energy, sex, and death, weave their existence as they become joined in a vision of the Universal Plan and the fate of everyone.From Boca Raton, to New York City, to Roanoke, Virginia, this book is a metaphysical journey; an awakening awareness as the struggles of the universe are revealed through a diverse group of people who have been connected by fate.Energy and power abound in a battle to understand what the universe is trying to tell them and what the fate of mankind will be.With every vibration of energy upon one of the seven chakra the group slowly awakens to the building blocks of existence, laying out choices of paths they may or may not take.A young woman, Jackie, a Coast Guard Petty Officer draws the attention of street preachers in New York, who believes she is involved with the coming of a new Messiah.Bernie who had only met Jackie is intrigued but unsure why.Jamal the prophet of the coming black messiah.John a software creator becomes the center of attention of all involved when power, energy, sex, and death, weave their existence as they become joined in a vision of the Universal Plan and the fate of everyone.Sex, violence, and revelations into the mind of creation are keyed into the reader as their own Chakra's awaken. Everyone who reads this book will experience an awakening triggered by their life and their energy.
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Smokers Corner

Smokers Corner

Adam Bender

Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Western

Tim loses his addiction for the ho-hum after falling for Samantha during a smoking break. A short romantic comedy.Tim loses his addiction for the ho-hum after falling for Samantha during a smoking break."Smokers Corner" is a short and humorous love story about two workers from different companies who hit it off one morning outside their office building. When Samantha doesn't show up the next day, Tim begins to worry he missed his chance at love and will never see her again.Author Adam Bender released the story for free as a Valentine's Day gift for fans of romantic comedies.
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Life Trade

Life Trade

Adam Bender

Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Western

What if a stranger took over the part of your best friend? In "Life Trade," a would-be screenwriter seeks answers after his buddy is replaced by someone new. He discovers a matching website for people who want to trade places.What if a stranger took over the part of your best friend? In "Life Trade," a would-be screenwriter seeks answers after his buddy is replaced by a stranger. He discovers a matching website for people who want to trade places.In the surreal style of Her and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this humorous short story imagines a possible future for technology -- a revolutionary online matchmaking service that can help an unhappy person find a fresh start in the life of someone else.
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The Wanderer and the New West

The Wanderer and the New West

Adam Bender

Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Western

Kirkus Reviews Indie Best Books of the Month, April 2018Winner of Kirkus Star, featured in 2/15/18 magazineA rogue vigilante seeks redemption in a lawless, near-future America that fully protects the rights of armed citizens to stand their ground against mass shooters and motorcycle gangs."A dystopian novel about an America ruled by gangs and gun manufacturers and about the brave few who are willing to fight them both ... A tight, thoughtful work that has much to offer readers on both sides of the gun control debate." — Kirkus Reviews (Starred)The Wanderer and the New West reinvents the Western novel with a dystopian outlook on a possible American future. When a marksman known as the Wanderer opens war against injustice in the state of Arizona, his violent actions attract the attention of journalist Rosa Veras, writer of a subversive blog about America's return to the Wild West.As Rosa tracks the movements of the Wanderer, she...
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Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall

Adam Bender

Science Fiction / Speculative Fiction / Western

The war has come home. The mission has failed. But all Eve wants is to get Jon back.Agent Eve Parker refuses to accept Jon's change of heart when he loses his memory and becomes a revolutionary known as Seven. Her mission is to stop him from overthrowing the President and the Headmaster of the Church. However, when Eve learns more about the President's plan to broaden citizen surveillance through a national ID program, she begins to question what she's always believed to be right.Seven runs, but in his flight realizes that losing his memory may not have been enough to erase his feelings for Eve. Unable to escape his past, Seven determines that he must come to terms with the man he was if he ever wishes to win freedom.
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